Aquatech Awarded Thermal Desalination, Industrial Water Reuse Projects in Egypt
Provider of water purification technology announces new business
Aquatech, a provider of water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets with a focus on desalination, water reuse and zero liquid discharge, has been awarded a contract to design and supply a multiple effect distillation (MED) seawater desalination system for the Abu Qir Thermal Power Plant in Egypt.
The client, West Delta Electricity Production Company, and consultant, PGESCo, specified MED technology for uninterrupted water supply to boilers after studying all available desalination technology options, the company said.
The desalination facility at Abu Qir consists of two multiple effect distillation with thermal vapor compression (MED-TVC) units, each with a capacity of 5,000 cu meters per day (net), and will supply 10,000 cu meters of fresh water a day to the power station's boilers and other users. Aquatech said its MED technology has been developed and improved over decades of in-house research and onsite experience worldwide, and will provide an environmentally friendly solution that’s conscious of a reduced carbon footprint.
Aquatech said its scope includes the design, equipment supply, testing and commissioning of two MED units with accessories to produce distilled water within a challenging schedule as demanded by the project. The plant will be located near Alexandria and will use seawater from the Mediterranean Sea to produce pure water with less than 5 mg/L total dissolved solids, and will use plant steam to provide energy to operate the desalination units. The plant is designed for a performance gain output ratio of 8.5 minimum.
Earlier this year Aquatech was awarded an industrial wastewater reuse project for a chemical facility by TCI Sanmar Chemicals LLC, located at Port Said, also in Egypt. The system will be for the treatment and reuse of various wastewater streams generated from the process units.
The reuse system consists of Aquatech’s High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis process, which the company said can withstand various impurities such as oil, grease and organic constituents. The system will have a capacity of 8,500 cu meters a day and will recover more than 90% of the water suitable for use within the complex for various processes.